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Jazz giant takes Mondavi stage

Enterprise music critic Sonny Rollins has entranced audiences with his tenor saxophone for more than half a century. Arguably the greatest saxophone player alive, Rollins also remains an icon from the golden era of jazz. HeÕll perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the UC Davis Mondavi CenterÕs Jackson Hall. Tickets Ñ $55/$45/$35 general, $27.50/$22.50/$17.50 students […]

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Power of love

Enterprise music critic Through the Dust Bowl era and the Great Depression, Woody Guthrie captured American life through song. All these years later, the Guthrie folk legacy is alive and well in the hands of WoodyÕs son Arlo, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All three generations have gathered for a trek through North America on the […]

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MUSIC: Pleasant surprises and safe harbors

Enterprise music critic As a music critic, itÕs easy to be impartial when writing about pop stars. I have no qualms about describing Britney SpearsÕ newest ode to mŽnage ˆ trios as artless trash. Critiquing a friendÕs music, however, is a much more dubious task. When Laurence Herman handed me a CD of his band, […]

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Everything old is new

Enterprise music critic Going ÒretroÓ is a common trend in contemporary music. While many hipster bands reference 1980s new wave, Mayer Hawthorne pays tribute to legendary soul singers like Isaac Hayes, Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield. The falsetto vocals, funky instrumentation and heartfelt sentiment hearken back to the heyday of soul. But itÕs not just […]

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HanginÕ with The Hoff

Enterprise music critic This ValentineÕs Day, surprise your significant other with something other than chocolate and flowers. Take her Ñ or him Ñ to see ÒRetro RockinÕ with The Hoff.Ó The iconic David Hasselhoff will sing romantic songs, delivered as only The Hoff can, in a self-proclaimed Òevening of sexy rock ÕnÕ roll youÕll never […]

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The JigÕs up (to no good!)

Enterprise music critic Put on your kilt, lace up your ghillies and come celebrate the 251st birthday of ÒScotlandÕs favorite sonÓ Ñ the Bard of Ayrshire himself Ñ Robert Burns. The fifth annual Robert Burns Night performance will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St., […]

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Waiting no longer

Enterprise music critic Two years ago, local junior high school teacher Rita Hosking took a leave of absence, to follow her dream of becoming a folksinger. She has since released a solo album and two records with her band, Cousin Jack; she has played the festival circuit, built a following and garnered critical acclaim. Hosking […]

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ItÕs still rock ÕnÕ roll

Enterprise music critic The East Los Angeles-based rock band Los Lobos has entertained audiences for more than 35 years. The band has won three Grammy Awards, sold millions of records and garnered a loyal fan base. And they donÕt plan to stop anytime soon. See for yourself, when Los Lobos performs at 8 p.m. Saturday […]

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Mum(lers) is the word

Enterprise music critic The Mumlers, a San Jose-based rock band, is on the precipice of something big. The band recently signed to Galaxia Records and released its second album, ÒDonÕt Throw Me Away,Ó to well-deserved critical acclaim. A bi-coastal tour starts imminently, but first The Mumlers will pay Davis a visit. The group will perform […]

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Freedom reigns

Enterprise music critic The dedicated DJs at KDVS 90.3 FM view themselves as defenders of freedom against corporate-controlled mainstream radio. Our local free-form radio station is run independently by volunteers who Òfight the good fight against corporate hegemony of homogeny.Ó To celebrate this independence, KDVS will present the eighth annual ÒOperation: Restore Maximum Freedom,Ó a […]

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Shearer musical bliss

Enterprise music critic ItÕs time to face the music: Brick-and-mortar record stores are struggling in this digital age. And with big-box stores selling albums at discounted rates, independent record stores soon may be extinct. San Francisco singer/songwriter Brandi Shearer is a proponent of independent record stores. She recently launched the ÒShore to Shore In-Store Tour,Ó […]

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A true Legend comes to town

Enterprise music critic Six-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist John Legend is coming to town. The R&B singer/songwriter will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at West SacramentoÕs Raley Field, following an opening act by India.Arie: a prologue thatÕll be worth the price of admission. The neo-soul singer is a two-time Grammy winner and […]

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Big pay-off

Enterprise music critic The Nickel Slots may be a new Sacramento band, but its members are veterans of the scene. This Americana folk-rock ensemble has two decades of experience. Lead singer and acoustic guitarist Tony Brusca is the frontman for the local pop-rock legends, The Brodys. Drummer Christopher Amaral and his brother, guitarist Steve Amaral, […]

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A killer band

Enterprise music critic ÒDaddy told me that when they use to embalm bodies, they had to burn sulfur in the room to overpower the stench of the deceased. ThatÕs kinda what The Pine Box Boys are.Ó Ñ from the Pine Box Boys bio The Pine Box Boys, a San Francisco-based Òdark-grassÓ band, play morbid, macabre […]

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